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'Day' Breaks

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She can exhale. Faithful fans were undeterred by the decidedly demure book jacket for Terry McMillan’s latest best-seller: A Day Late and a Dollar Short (720,000 copies in print after two pressruns), the story of Viola Price and her fierce love for her flawed family, jumps to No. 1. Angela Bassett, can you hear the drums of Hollywood beating? The battle between the mamas and the military kick-starts this week as guys’ guys ally themselves with W.E.B. Griffin’s Special Ops (195,000 copies in print), currently stationed at No. 3.

WEEKS FICTION ON LIST

1 A DAY LATE AND A DOLLAR SHORT Terry McMillan Viking, $25.95 1 2 FROM THE CORNER OF HIS EYE Dean Koontz Bantam, $26.95 4 3 SPECIAL OPS W.E.B. Griffin Putnam, $25.95 1 4 THE FIRST COUNSEL Brad Meltzer Warner, $25.95 2 5 ROSES ARE RED James Patterson Little, Brown, $26.95 8 6 THE CONSTANT GARDENER John le Carre Scribner, $28 5 7 LOST & FOUND Jayne Ann Krentz Putnam, $23.95 1 8 PRODIGAL SUMMER Barbara Kingsolver HarperCollins, $26 13 9 RILEY IN THE MORNING Sandra Brown Bantam, $18.95 3 10 SHADOW OF THE HEGEMON Orson Scott Card Tor, $25.95 3

NONFICTION

1 WHO MOVED MY CHEESE? Spencer Johnson Putnam, $19.95 56 2 BODY FOR LIFE Bill Phillips and Michael D’Orso HarperCollins, $25 79 3 an hour before daylight Jimmy Carter Simon & Schuster, $26 2 4 THE O’REILLY FACTOR: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE COMPLETELY RIDICULOUS IN AMERICAN LIFE Bill O’Reilly Broadway, $23.95 18 5 A SHORT GUIDE TO A HAPPY LIFE Anna Quindlen Random House, $12.95 10 6 TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Mitch Albom Doubleday, $19.95 166 7 UNTIL TODAY! Iyanla Vanzant Simon & Schuster, $22 4 8 THE DARWIN AWARDS Wendy Northcutt Dutton, $16.95 6 9 MAESTRO: GREENSPAN’S FED AND THE AMERICAN BOOM Bob Woodward Simon & Schuster, $25 9 10 RELATIONSHIP RESCUE Phillip C. McGraw Hyperion, $22.95 34

SOURCE: PUBLISHERS WEEKLY